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Helms Weave/Parallel Chain Weave Bracelet

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gold plated, enameled copper, jump rings
  • Made to order
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From Hillsdale, WY
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Description

The Helms Weave/Parallel Chain Weave is derived from Nordic origins and is a very elegant weave. It is a flat bracelet that measures 71/2" long and 3/8" wide. I can increase or decrease the length at no cost upon request.

THIS IS A MADE TO ORDER ITEM. PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS TO MAKE THE ITEM PRIOR TO SHIPPING.

Custom orders are accepted. I can create this bracelet in various size rings that will increase or decrease the width depending on the ring size.

History of Chainmaille
Chainmaille was the earliest form of metal armor and was probably invented before the 5th century by the ancient Celts. The armor itself involved the linking of iron or steel rings, the ends of which were either pressed together, welded or riveted. Sometimes the rings were stamped out of a sheet of iron and these were then used in alternate rows with riveted links.

There are three major types of traditional chainmaille patterns used to create jewelry.

Japanese

This is one of the oldest forms of chain maille dating back about 3000 years, the Japanese weaves worked by linking rings in simplistic flat box structures or hexagonal grid patterns.

European

The basic European 4 in 1 is the most commonly seen flat maille weave. European maille, likely created by the Celts around 400 B.C.E., developed from initially sewing wrought iron rings edge to edge into leather armor to reinforce it. It was soon realized that more flexibility and strength could be obtained by linking the rings directly to one another in interlocking fashions.

Persian

Another family of chain maille weaves, it is very hard to find historical support for their creation in the Persian empire. The suspicion is that this is a more modern family, named to suit the intricately beautiful patterns.

Modern Day Chainmaille

Artists have discovered that chainmaille can look extremely feminine when made in precious metals and delicate designs. It is also very durable and the only limitation an artist has is imagination.
The Helms Weave/Parallel Chain Weave is derived from Nordic origins and is a very elegant weave. It is a flat bracelet that measures 71/2" long and 3/8" wide. I can increase or decrease the length at no cost upon request.

THIS IS A MADE TO ORDER ITEM. PLEASE ALLOW 2 WEEKS TO MAKE THE ITEM PRIOR TO SHIPPING.

Custom orders are accepted. I can create this bracelet in various size rings that will increase or decrease the width depending on the ring size.

History of Chainmaille
Chainmaille was the earliest form of metal armor and was probably invented before the 5th century by the ancient Celts. The armor itself involved the linking of iron or steel rings, the ends of which were either pressed together, welded or riveted. Sometimes the rings were stamped out of a sheet of iron and these were then used in alternate rows with riveted links.

There are three major types of traditional chainmaille patterns used to create jewelry.

Japanese

This is one of the oldest forms of chain maille dating back about 3000 years, the Japanese weaves worked by linking rings in simplistic flat box structures or hexagonal grid patterns.

European

The basic European 4 in 1 is the most commonly seen flat maille weave. European maille, likely created by the Celts around 400 B.C.E., developed from initially sewing wrought iron rings edge to edge into leather armor to reinforce it. It was soon realized that more flexibility and strength could be obtained by linking the rings directly to one another in interlocking fashions.

Persian

Another family of chain maille weaves, it is very hard to find historical support for their creation in the Persian empire. The suspicion is that this is a more modern family, named to suit the intricately beautiful patterns.

Modern Day Chainmaille

Artists have discovered that chainmaille can look extremely feminine when made in precious metals and delicate designs. It is also very durable and the only limitation an artist has is imagination.

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Jewelry is 100% guaranteed! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, please contact me within 7 days of receipt of the item for a full refund or exchange.

Buyer will be responsible for shipping charges for returned items. Items must be postmarked within 10 days of receipt of the item.

If you have any questions regarding your purchase, please feel free to contact us!

JEWELRY MAY NOT BE RETURNED ONCE WORN.

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Small items ship via first class mail. If quantity or size warrants, I may ship via priority mail.

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Unless otherwise specified in the listing description, most items will be shipped 1-2 business days after full payment is cleared and received thru PayPal.

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Additional policies

All of my items are made individually by hand. Wholesale pricing is available upon request. Please conversation me to work out the time and pricing details.

Customer satisfaction is my biggest priority! If my jewelry does not meet your expectations, please contact me before leaving negative or neutral feedback. I would be happy to work something out with you by either an exchange or full refund.

Lab Created vs. Natural Gemstones

The main difference between a natural and a lab-created sapphire is its origin. Both are created using identical materials and have the same molecular makeup. Lab-created (synthetic) sapphires have the same physical properties, visual characteristics and hardness level as the natural gemstones. Natural sapphires are created by the earth and mined, making them rare. The lab-created stones are created by man in a carefully controlled environment and are common.

Natural Sapphires
o Sapphires are made of corundum, also known as aluminum oxide. The heat used to make the stone comes from the earth and they are mined from the ground. The natural gemstones are valued for their rarity and the fact that no two are alike, making each one unique. Natural sapphires have natural inclusions (flaws) in them, and exhibit a distinctive color based on the region they are produced from. Many choose a natural sapphire simply because of the mystery and romance associated with owning a "natural" stone.

Lab-Created Sapphires
o Lab-created sapphires are made using corundum, just as the natural gemstone is. However, they are created in a laboratory and grown under carefully controlled conditions, simulating the high pressure and heat of the earth to replicate a natural sapphire. The heat used to create them comes from a machine and produced by either flame fusion or a flux-melt method. Lab-created sapphires do not scratch or chip more easily than the natural stones, and are valued for their AAA pure quality rating.
Visual Difference
o Natural sapphires have inclusions, which are flaws or "specks" as a result of gases and minerals being mixed into the molten mass, and trapped within the stone during crystallization and before cooling. Natural sapphires come in many varieties, such as light blue, deep blue, violet, purple, pink, orange or yellow. A "fancy sapphire" is one that changes color. The lab-created gemstones are produced to emulate the exact color and clarity desired. Since most consumers desire the traditional blue sapphire, there are not as many varieties in color. The lab-created stones are relatively flawless, and have all the ideal characteristics of a top-quality natural gemstone. Only a gemologist can tell the difference between a natural or lab-created sapphire.
Cost Difference
o Although gemstones without flaws generally demand a higher price, flawless lab-created sapphires are substantially less expensive than the natural gemstones because they are so easily made. Natural sapphires are more expensive because they are rare, difficult to mine and include a labor cost. Natural sapphires with no inclusions command the highest price. "Fancy sapphires" are less expensive than the traditional blue, even though they are rarest of all sapphires, because the demand for them is less.
All of my items are made individually by hand. Wholesale pricing is available upon request. Please conversation me to work out the time and pricing details.

Customer satisfaction is my biggest priority! If my jewelry does not meet your expectations, please contact me before leaving negative or neutral feedback. I would be happy to work something out with you by either an exchange or full refund.

Lab Created vs. Natural Gemstones

The main difference between a natural and a lab-created sapphire is its origin. Both are created using identical materials and have the same molecular makeup. Lab-created (synthetic) sapphires have the same physical properties, visual characteristics and hardness level as the natural gemstones. Natural sapphires are created by the earth and mined, making them rare. The lab-created stones are created by man in a carefully controlled environment and are common.

Natural Sapphires
o Sapphires are made of corundum, also known as aluminum oxide. The heat used to make the stone comes from the earth and they are mined from the ground. The natural gemstones are valued for their rarity and the fact that no two are alike, making each one unique. Natural sapphires have natural inclusions (flaws) in them, and exhibit a distinctive color based on the region they are produced from. Many choose a natural sapphire simply because of the mystery and romance associated with owning a "natural" stone.

Lab-Created Sapphires
o Lab-created sapphires are made using corundum, just as the natural gemstone is. However, they are created in a laboratory and grown under carefully controlled conditions, simulating the high pressure and heat of the earth to replicate a natural sapphire. The heat used to create them comes from a machine and produced by either flame fusion or a flux-melt method. Lab-created sapphires do not scratch or chip more easily than the natural stones, and are valued for their AAA pure quality rating.
Visual Difference
o Natural sapphires have inclusions, which are flaws or "specks" as a result of gases and minerals being mixed into the molten mass, and trapped within the stone during crystallization and before cooling. Natural sapphires come in many varieties, such as light blue, deep blue, violet, purple, pink, orange or yellow. A "fancy sapphire" is one that changes color. The lab-created gemstones are produced to emulate the exact color and clarity desired. Since most consumers desire the traditional blue sapphire, there are not as many varieties in color. The lab-created stones are relatively flawless, and have all the ideal characteristics of a top-quality natural gemstone. Only a gemologist can tell the difference between a natural or lab-created sapphire.
Cost Difference
o Although gemstones without flaws generally demand a higher price, flawless lab-created sapphires are substantially less expensive than the natural gemstones because they are so easily made. Natural sapphires are more expensive because they are rare, difficult to mine and include a labor cost. Natural sapphires with no inclusions command the highest price. "Fancy sapphires" are less expensive than the traditional blue, even though they are rarest of all sapphires, because the demand for them is less.

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